Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Unrehearsed

beside brick red fireplace
we click cold beer bottles 
banal, polite conversations
of weather and cellphones

swirling around rented plush suite
cramped with eager beaver smiles 
braving niceties, we snort noises,
all considered politically correct responses

cocktails before dinner, warming up spiels,
karaoke bars, team sessions, until
near the program's end, we sneakily
slip away, with a red bottle of wine 

laughing until we stop at my doorstep, 
lamplight fusing our shadows
you take my key and gently nudge
me inside, without a word

we hang up our black tailored coats
unrehearsed, unscripted, we embrace
awkwardly,  fumbling, entwining     
in imperfect symphony  


 





Author's Night:  I attended a company conference last week as part of my induction to my new job.   It was interesting to meet my new team, but my social skills can only take so much pleasantries.  The activity though provided great inputs to my writing. .. a part of my life that is unchanging still.          

Posted for D'Verse Poets Pub - OpenlinkNight.   Doors open every Tuesday at 3pm EST.
picture credit:  here

47 comments:

  1. Another steamy write from that hot little pen of yours. Very nice! :)

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  2. very delicious poem, I must say ;)

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  3. nice...i like the intimate much more than the convention and being politically correct...so its the after party i wait for..smiles.

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  4. nothing better than a glass of red wine and an imperfect symphony...smiles

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  5. Yes after so many pleasantries you just wish they'd shut up already..haha..been there.

    Although your after approach I agree with, pefrectly imperfect.

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  6. Oh, if only they knew the talented writer they just hired ... maybe now they do... or will. =)

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  7. Steamy and lovely.
    Thank you for your kind comment. I am happy to hear that your mom will be alright.

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  8. imperfect symphony making the rest of the night perfect. perfect poem.

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  9. I always make it a point to never engage in banal, polite conversations..far too boring!

    Thanks for sharing this

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  10. Perfect ending to the night I'd say...steamy after the boring niceties ;)

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  11. Thank you for the lovely comments. Funny thing is, my new job has nothing to do with writing; its a very technical job :-)

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  12. "unrehearsed, unscripted, .... awkwardly,"

    both the before and the after, but the after sounds like a lot more fun.

    nice share.
    :0)

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  13. Sounds like a beautiful evening all around! From the pleasant formalities, down to the intimate conclusions. And that pause before the door...always such a strange moment...

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  14. Wonderful! The release that comes when you can escape such pleasantries to a far more...comfortable place.

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  15. Great write. i've been to so many corporate meetings/conferences over the years and the majority are so stale. Your escape works on so many levels:) Great job, thanks

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  16. Sounds like quite the convention... smiles.

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  17. Oh Heaven! Where were you 30 years ago? OMG I'll bet you are one terrific date!

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  18. Johnallenrichter...you are sweet, but i believe that age is just a number. ha..ha..ha.. Funny enough, I never intended my post to be a steamy write but rather a reflection on the superficiality of office relationships. Oh well..

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  19. so you got cozy at the conference.. brave lady..:-)

    much enjoyed the way this unfolded..

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  20. Heaven this is really a very hot and steamy write. You sound like you had a great convention and it was a very steamy one at that. Amazing job as always and I love your blog site and your poetry. I am trying hard to change a style some but at times I am at a loss for my English words and feel like I need to study again to learn the ones I have forgotten. Enjoy your blog so much
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/25/the-groom-of-the-dead-bride/

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  21. without a word... some things are much easier to express than the weather and "politically correct" responses. :) You captured the mood perfectly.

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  22. Wonderful story woven here, Heaven. Interesting that the entire day has been planned and runs with machine efficiency, right down to the dinner and after-dinner activities. All except the "awkward" moment when one and one embrace in their dissonant duet of what I hope is beautiful music. - j

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  23. Heaven, oh, I so enjoyed this poem!
    Great job on the writing!

    Margie :)

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  24. I would definitely be ready for part 2 of the evening as well. Much more fun :)

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  25. This is lovely-- we are beautifully imperfect in our loving, and not incidentally, in our living, yes? xxxj

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  26. Phew, it sounds like it takes a lot of booze to get from the boardroom to the bedroom...

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  27. Wow I could sense the frustration of waiting, followed by the ecstacy of finally having the freedom together. Lovely poem

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  28. I know what those conferences are like so I really like how your poem went, and the happy ending.

    "snort noises all considered political correct responses" -- yeah. :D

    Love the poem. :)

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  29. Thanks you for the lovely comments.

    Joseph, how very perceptive to you. And yes, this was my underlying message.

    Jen revved - that we are imperfect, yes we are ~

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  30. I love the push of this poem, Heaven....you nailed it in the social politeness part, (endless stuff, neh?) and the ending is wonderful...and the stuff of memories.

    A very intriging poem.

    Lady Nyo

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  31. hotspicywings@yahoo.com26 October 2011 at 10:13

    there's something about sneaking out of conferences and conventions... that makes you look forward to more conferences and conventions...
    so that you can sneak out again, hahaha...

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  32. Awesome!!! Wonderfully written!! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Heavens, Good for you! So to be gainfully employed can be the start of new beginnings and hope! Beautiful verse!

    Hank

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  34. Well observed, beautifully written & highly reminiscent of many wonderful memories of similar unpromising evenings, which ended passionately.

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  35. "...unrehearsed, unscripted, we embrace
    awkwardly, fumbling, entwining
    in imperfect symphony"

    A most sexy line...without even one sexy word. Amazing.

    Imperfect symphony--is that an oxymoron? But it SURE is descriptive--grin!

    LIKED THIS--A LOT!
    PEACE!
    Steve E

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  36. Love these:

    "cramped with eager beaver smiles"

    "lamplight fusing our shadows"

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  37. I hate coming late... must ditto Brian's- he's always the best! (Almost)

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  38. You captured the social picture wonderfully...the twist so sweet. ~ Rose

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  40. A noite nos fascina, nos envolve no seu manto de pelĂșcia... e nos convida naturalmente ao amor...


    Beijos!
    AL

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  41. Loved this! The oppressive stifling social pressures in the beginning yielding to a natural joy at what 'real' human interaction should be about. Fabulous.
    Gene

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  42. Plastic perfection will always take a back seat to alive and awkward.

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  43. laughing until we stop at my doorstep,
    lamplight fusing our shadows
    you take my key and gently nudge
    me inside, without a word...

    loved these lines most..
    awesome read !!!

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